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March talk – change of speaker

Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, the planned talk on Wakefield Peregrines will not be able to take place in March. However, Paul Doherty has kindly stepped in to talk about how he got into birdwatching, how that led to bird

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Lower Derwent Valley trip

On Sunday 11th Feb, ten of us met a Bank Island for a trip around the LDV. Highlights were: Bank Island 3 Little Egret 8 Barnacle Geese Wheldrake Ings 1 immature Peregrine 27 Curlew 1 Marsh Tit along the lane

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Michael Clegg Memorial Yorkshire Bird Race 2018

This year, we again had five teams covering the York recording area on 7th January. Paul Doherty summarised the day: “An excellent day’s birding for all the teams yesterday and by my count there were 102 species seen in the

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East Coast – December 10th

With most people being put off by the weather forecast, only three of us (Neil and Noel were the other two) who headed to Scarborough for the day on Sunday. There were a few snow flurries off the sea and

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Photo Competition 2017

The club’s photo competition was held on 5th December. Winning entries were: UK – Terry Weston’s Nuthatch World – Antony Ward’s White-tailed Sea Eagle YOC area – Terry Weston’s Kestrel A gallery will be added to the website in due

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The Rare and Scarce Birds of the York Area 1965 to 2015

The Rare and Scarce Birds of the York Area 1965 to 2015 was written by Jono Leadley, the York area recorder and published by the York Ornithological Club in November 2017. The 74 page book contains details of all species

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2016 Report

The 2016 Report has been printed and will be available for members to collect at the next meeting on Tuesday 5th December.

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Alkborough trip

Despite the cold wind, nine members left York for North Lincolnshire on Sunday 12th. Our first stop was overlooking Read’s Island where the numerous waders featured active flocks of Golden Plover and Dunlin with some Bar-tailed Godwit. Several skeins of

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Hawfinches at Castle Howard

One of the events of this autumn is the influx of Hawfinches into England. The York area has had its share of these visitors with up to nine birds at Gilling East and small numbers elsewhere including six today over

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YOC trip to Arnside and Silverdale

18 of us crossed the border into Lancashire for the trip (I know, it’s tough, but somebody has to risk it). The weather varied between glorious (Friday and Sunday) and on the grim side (Saturday). We took in Lancashire Wildlife

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